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City of NewcastlePopulation forecast

City of Newcastle

Non-private dwellings

5,312 people were estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Newcastle in 2022.

Residential non-private dwellings include aged care facilities as well as defence force facilities, hospitals, prisons, staff quarters and boarding houses. As a general rule, an increase in people aged 18 to 24 living in non-private dwellings indicates a growth in student accommodation, defence force facilities or prisons. Similarly an increase in people aged over 75 living in non-private dwellings indicates growth in aged care facilities.

Persons in non-private dwellings
City of NewcastleYearChange between 2016 and 2041
Area20162041Total changeAged 18 to 24 yearsAged 75+ years
City of Newcastle5,0385,632+5940+468
Adamstown Heights00000
Bar Beach - The Junction00000
Beresfield - Tarro - Northern Environmental Region00000
Birmingham Gardens - Callaghan855855000
Broadmeadow - Hamilton North4343000
Cooks Hill4848000
Elermore Vale - Rankin Park123292+1690+168
Fletcher - Minmi00000
Georgetown - Waratah610703+930+74
Hamilton South - Hamilton East3838000
Islington - Tighes Hill5656000
Maryville - Wickham1111000
Mayfield - Mayfield East543618+750+74
Mayfield West - Warabrook213313+1000+99
Merewether - Merewether Heights147147000
New Lambton - New Lambton Heights8181000
Newcastle - Newcastle East - Newcastle West215215000
North Lambton2222000
Shortland - Sandgate175200+250+25
The Hill1919000
Waratah West564584+2000
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id (informed decisions), May 2018.

Key findings

There were 5,038 people estimated to be living in non-private dwellings in the City of Newcastle in 2016. The number of persons in non-private dwellings in the City of Newcastle is expected to increase to 5,387 persons in 2026 and to 5,632 persons in 2041.

The age structure of the population is an indicator of the City of Newcastle's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future. The age structure of the City of Newcastle is indicative of the area’s era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for aged based services and facilities.

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